An Introduction To 32 Brahma Vidyās

  There are on the whole, 32 Vidyās – there could be one of two more vidyās: there is a slight difference between two āchāryas in the number. Rāmānuja names 32 and Shankara 30. For our purpose, we take the larger number.

An Introduction To Sri Nammazhwaar & Thiruvoimozhi

  This book is on the third thousand viz. Thiruvoimozhi and presents a) all aspects concerning the author, Nammāzhwar, and a general introduction to Thiruvoimozhi b) English translation of the most famous commentaries viz. 6000 Pādi vyakyaanam in a summarized form and Dramidopanishad Taatparya Ratnaavali in full.

Are You A Srivaishnava?

The book has been written with the express purpose of getting young Srivaishnavas to appreciate their religious history in terms of genealogy, their religious gurus and institutions, and age-old ‘sampradhayam’.

Āzwārs: The Divine Dozen

Like the Upanishadic seers, āzwārs experienced the Lord, Brahman, in their inner vision and by realizing Him demonstrated that Brahman who has philosophically the highest was also intuitionally loftiest. The spiritual experience of the āzwārs found expression in the form of hymns steeped in bhakti, and collectively they are called Naalaayira Divya Prabhandham.  

Eleven Rahasyas Granthas of Desika

 English translation of eleven chillarai rahasya granthas, Source not included

Hayagreeva Avathaara & The History Of Parakaala Mutt

This book attempts to trace, with salient details, the Lord’s Hayagreeva avathaara. It also covers the interesting journey of the idol of Hayagreevar, which was received by Sri Ramanujar from Saraswathi in recognition of his epoch-making bhashya on Brahma Soothras, named by the same goddess as “Sri Bhashya”.


Iyarpā comprises a total of 11 compositions by 6 āzwārs, and Sri Rāmānuja Nootrandhādhi by Thiruvarangatthamudhanār, a contemporary of Sri Rāmānuja.

Koyil Shathrumurai (Kannada)

Koyil Shathrumurai is a compendium giving details of all that goes on in a Srivaishnava temple – right from waking up the Lord with Prabhandham like ‘Thiruppalliyezuchhi’ the various items of Veda and 4000 Prabhandham seva kaalam, details of celebrations of Jayanthis of the Lord, Thirunakshatram of Azwars/aachaaryas, ‘Shaattrumurai’ details and sthothras to be recited post- Shaattrumurai.  

Mudalāyirām (2 Middle Āzwārs)

In this book, Kulasēkhara Āzwār’s Perumāl Thirumozhi and Thirumazhishai Āzwār’s Thirucchanddhaviruttham are covered. Explanations for each verse are fairly exhaustive, yet not too long to take away the reader’s interest.

Mudalayiram (Last 3 Āzwārs)

  Madhurakavi Āzwār represents what is known as ‘charamaparva nishtai’ an ultimate state of ‘bhāgavatha sēshathvam’: supreme loyalty to an āchārya who is devoted to God. His eleven verses, in fact, brought back into this world, the 4000 Divya Prabhandham, as Naathamuni recited his ‘Kanninum Shirutthāmbhu’ 12,000 times in order to retrieve it.

Our Heritage: The Veda

As the subject of Vedas is rather difficult to comprehend in a one-off step, I have chosen to introduce the subject briefly in the first stage followed by an expansion of that introduction and finally covering the sub-topics of each title with broad details.

Phylosophy of Sadhana in Visistadvaita

Original work on the philosophy of Visistadvaita, This is the Doctoral Thesis of Dr NSA

Sathyagalam: The Untold Story

Adiyen’s first book on Sathyaagalm was written when enough work had not been done but it, more by way of publicity, got itself written! This book broad-bases the unique efforts that went into transforming the neglected shrine into what one sees today – a dream having taken shape through Vishwakarma’s blessing, as it were!

Sharanāgathi: The Super Highway To Godhead

Sharanāgathi generally means surrendering of a weak person to a strong man who is capable of giving protection. But here, Sharanāgathi means self-surrender of a person at the Lotus feet of the Lord Sriman Naarayana, who and who alone can grant Sharanāgathi aimed at attaining moksha – no other manifestation of God excepting Vishnu’s can claim to have this supreme authority.  

Sri Āndāl’s Thiruppāvai & Nāchhiyār Thirumozhi

The original text of Thiruppāvai has been given in the book in three languages. I have given short lead-notes for each pāsuram to connect the one before and the one being treated. Given is also the literal meaning of the pāsuram followed by the section ‘developing the message of the pāsuram’ besides other important commentaries. It is hoped that this style of presentation covers all aspects; brevity has not been lost sight of.  

Sri Pāduka Sahasram Yādavābhyudhayam & Rahasyatrayasāram

  A mahakaavya by Swami Desikan is Yaadhavaabhyudhaya and it has Krishna as its hero right from the stage of conception in Devaki’s womb up to his reaching manhood. This work is unique in the sense that is has Krishna’s exclusive biography spanning the entire work unlike other ‘granthas’ with scattered references to Him. It does not have any place for others’ exploits, if any!  

Sri Parashara Bhattar’s Kriyaadeepah & Sri Ramanuja’s Nithyagranthah

This book is the second publication in the ‘Thiruvaaraadhanam’ series. The first volume was on Sri Rāmānuja Nithyagrantham, for which original texts were presented in four languages – Devanaagari, Kannada, Telugu and English. The text in Tamil language, however, could not be presented as it was in grantham Tamil; it was felt that it may not serve the intended purpose. Therefore, efforts were made to get it in simple Tamil, which is presented here and it is hoped that many Tamil-knowing aaradhanam-aspirants will find it useful.

Sri Rāmānuja Nootrandhādhi

Sri Rāmānuja Nootrandhādhi by Thiruvarangatthamudhanaar (Amudhanaar, to be short) is a very important book of hymns of Sri Rāmānuja – forming the last composition in 4,000 Divya Prabhandham.To enable the preference of the reader for the script he is the most comfortable with, the original text (moolam) has been given in three languages: Tamil, Kannada, and English.

Sri Rāmānuja‘s Nithyagranthah

In Nithyagrantham, Sri Rāmānuja deals with the ritual of daily worship enabling one to immerse oneself in ‘dhyānā’ and literally feel the presence of the loving Lord. A devotee, after surrendering himself to Him, witnesses the blossoming of his soul under the ‘influence of His grace’.  

Sri Rāmānuja‘s Treatment Of Chathussoothri

Chathussoothri contains the entire message of Brahma Suthras in a synoptic way just as the first four lines of Thiruvoimozhi covering the entire message of Thiruvoimozhi (of Sri Nammaaazwaar).In the first volume, we present Chathussoothri as covered in Vedantha Saara and Vedantha Deepa, and the second volume contains that’s as presented in Sribhashya.

Sri Ramanuja’s Sri Vedartha Sangraha

Vedartha Sangraha is great is many ways – first that it fulfills the need in full measure the requirement of a bhaashya to be written by an aachaarya on all the three – Brahma Soothras, Bhagavad Geetha and Upanishads.  

Sri Vedanta Desikar’s Paduka Sahasram (Kannada)

Paduka Sahasram by Vedanta Desikan is considered by many as his magnum opus. It comprises 1008 slokas, which Swami Desikan composed in a single night having been drawn into a competition by one Azahiya Manavalan. It was indeed an extraordinary effort to compose 1008 slokas on the two holy feet of Sri Ranganathar.  

Sri Vedantha Desikar’s Chillarei Rahasyangal: Volume 1

The utter simplicity of language and style, which owe to Swami Desikan’s consideration and kindness to ordinary devotes, are in evidence as one studies the seven Chillarei Rahasyas presented in this volume. The reader would have grasped the Vishishtādvaithic concepts and Tathva traya in general as he goes on.

Sri Vedantha Desikar’s Chillarei Rahasyangal: Volume 2

The second volume of Chillarei Rahasyangal presents seven titles, which are a continuation of the previous seven titles of Volume 1. The main themes that are explained in these Rahasyas is about the Realities, viz. Esshwara, Chethana (sentient) and Achethana (insentient). Reality or Tathva is One only but the others in relation to that One are attributes.

Sri Vedantha Desikar’s Chillarei Rahasyangal: Volume 3

The present volume contains two of the major rahasyas viz. Tathvatraya Chulakam and Rahasyatraya Chulakam. It is specially recommended to those who have decided to undergo Sharanaagathi that they study these two rahasyas, especially Rahasyatraya Chulakam, which prepares them for the post-sharanaagathi life.

Sri Vedantha Desikar’s Sri Abhayapradhānasāra (Vibheeshana Sharanaagathi)

Abhaya Pradhaana Saaram is one of the 32 rahasyas (hidden truths) authored by Swami Desikan and this work is the 20th in the serial order. Abhaya Pradhaana Saaram is based on an episode appearing in Yuddhakaanda of Valmeeki Raamaayana (sargas 16, 17, 18).  

The Trinity Of Poorvacharyas & Vishistadvaitha

Around the end of the ninth century a person, who later came to be known as the first āchārya, takes birth in Veeranārāyanapuram, Chidambaram district, the present Chennai state. He was none other than Nāthamunigal. Nāthamuni’s epoch-making and unrivaled saga of bringing us the 4000 Divya Prabhandham has been adequately covered in this book.  

The Triple Pose Of Sri Ramanuja: Shree Gadhya Trayam

Sri Rāmānuja has composed nine works in all and Gadhya Traya happens to be his latter-day composition. It is believed that his earlier works viz. Sribhashya, Gita Bhashya, Vedartha Sangraha and others served as preparation for the blossoming of his concept of Sharanaagathi resulting in the triple-prose viz. Sharanaagathi Gadhya, Sriranga Gadhya and Vaikunta Gadhya.

The Unique Power Of Sudharshana – Naarasimha

  The combined power of the Lord Himself as Naarasimha and Sudharshana (with delegated power) is so formidable that only foolish demons had posed a challenge and got annihilated. We shall be covering in this short monograph, Sudharshana’s greatness as depicted in the Ahirbhudhnya Samhitha, manthras, yanthras, with Naarasimha, and a review of religious literature on Sudharshana.

Thirumangai Āzwār’s Periya Thirumozhi & Thirukurunddhāndakam Thirunedunddāndakam

Broadly based on Peria Aachān Pillai’s commentary, the summary of explanations bears Adiyen’s stamp – no important message of the āzwār is left out; the coverage is nearly comprehensive. Repetitions are combined to achieve brevity and make the book more readable.